| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:56 PM
Wearing a microphone for NHL.com as he celebrated his second-period goal Wednesday night in Game 4, Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane captured the essence of why the Stanley Cup Final returns to Chicago reduced to a best-of-three.
"That's how we play!''...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 11:25 PM
Like his bosses, Mike Foltynewicz is a baseball optimist. He can see the Astros rising out of the ashes they find themselves in at the beginning of the Jim Crane era.
"In three or four years, we're going to be a fun team,'' said Foltynewicz, a 21-year-...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Go ahead. Get the tar and feathers.
Or I'll stack the wood and bring the matches.
Not being a Chicagoan by birth, I know I should just stay away from your sentimentality. If you think ketchup on a hot dog is an act of subversion, so be it. I'm not...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 9:51 PM
A friend of Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens now living in Las Vegas called last week to see if the buzz about his buddy the White Sox fan offering to help build a new home for the Cubs was true.
"He was like, 'What are you doing? You're a Sox guy,' ''...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 3:52 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Sure, there are qualifiers. There always are.
Arizona is a great place to hit. He's on the hottest streak of his life. And if he had been facing him in the regular season, not in late March, the White Sox's Jake Peavy wouldn't...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Look out, below. The Rangers, who not so long ago were morphing into the Yankees, are coming down to Earth before our eyes.
Barring some diplomacy worthy of a great secretary of state, Nolan Ryan is on his way out of the organization. He feels...
| May 2, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Chicago now has digested a month of uninspiring baseball on both sides of town. The reaction has me puzzled.
"It's going to be a long summer," seems to be the most common response from fans and the media.
No, it isn't. The Cubs and White Sox are on...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Talking baseball while praising Kirk Hinrich’s grit:
1. There are lots of good deals on Chicago condos. A forward-thinking baseball organization might buy, not merely rent hotel space, this summer.
Scouts will be camping out on both sides of...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 10:35 AM
The pieces aren't in place yet for the Cubs, but the plan is and so is the braintrust. Whether Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum will succeed remains a mystery, and the fact is there's more to be done. A lot more.
So on the cusp of Wrigley...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Watching the Cubs' annual opening exercise at Wrigley Field, an event lessened by Chicago politics and low expectations, there was plenty of time to wonder about a question that applies on both sides of town: WWBVD.
What would Bill Veeck do?
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Cubs manager Dale Sveum finally made the move he never should’ve had to make: yanking Carlos Marmol as closer.
Sveum never should’ve had to make the move because team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer should’ve...